We just wrapped up another great challenge at Bay Area Modern. This one was sponsored by Aurifil thread and the challenge was to make a modern wholecloth quilt. Wow! I never imagined a whole cloth quilt being so hard to do. It wasn't the stitching that was difficult, that went ok (ya know, for an amateur), it was the possibilities. There were no blocks to guide me, no sashing to fill in, just a blank cloth and some thread. I was stalled by too many ideas.
I started with some pink Aurifil thread and a matching yard of Kona cotton.
For the back I chose a beautiful soft grey from Michael Miller. I liked the contrast of colors on the back. The grey and pink together felt like a modern baby girl color combo.
My design started with flowers in the corners and then I filled in with vertical lines. The flowers seemed a little to loose and empty so I went back in and added some more quilting in a few of the petals. Just a touch.
It was such a bold, clean look that I wanted to soften it a little with rounded corners and a sweet little floral binding by Lecien.
It doesn't have a home yet. Maybe a baby doll blanket? She is already color coordinated!